James Buescher held off a furious late race charge by Ty Dillon that was blunted by a crash to win the 2012 Camping World Truck Series title Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
After a late race restart, Dillon had closed to second behind Kyle Busch and within a point of Buescher as they ran. Had Dillon been able to pass Busch, he would have assumed the points lead.
However, as Kyle Larson, who finished second last week at Phoenix, went low to pass Dillon for second with five laps to go, he couldn't complete the pass and made contact with Dillon, sending Dillon into the wall and Larson into a spin. The damage from the crash didn't destroy Dillon's truck but destroyed his chances. He was held two laps in the pit lane after passing the pace car in his hurry to get to pit lane before the red flag was displayed.
Buescher finished 13th. Timothy Peters was 8th, not enough to make up his 11 point deficit entering the race.
Cale Gale beat Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish to Friday night's race, passing Busch on the low side on the final lap in turns 3 and 4. Busch had the momentum advantage off of the high side off of turn four, but Gale pinched Busch towards the wall as the two came off the final corner and maintained the advantage as he made contact with Busch and Busch made contact with the wall to win by about a foot.